Meeting point: in front of Schwerin Castle or Meeting Point at hotel possible if central, without extra chargeDuration: 2hMaximum 25 participants per GuideWelcome to Schwerin, the city surrounded by 7 lakes, the smallest land capital of Germany. Under 100 000 inhabitants this town holds history from the 10th century. Schwerin was first mentioned in 1018 and was granted city rights in 1160. It is known for its romantic Schwerin Palace, crowning an island in the Lake Schwerin. The city also has a largely intact old town, suffering only minor damage during World War II. In this tour you will discover the highlights of the area Schwerin, walk its beautiful streets and learn more about its history by visiting the impressive Schwerin Castle.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaPrepare your cameras because our tour starts with the jewel of this area: the romantic Schwerin Castle, nicknamed "Neuschwanstein of the North". Explore the inside of this romantic fairytale fortress that is placed in the middle of the main lake of Schwerin. The first mention in documents of this castle appears in 973. It was only after 1160 that the city was actually established and the castle rebuilt in the shape of the now impressive Schwerin Castle. Follow your guide to the State Museum, with its splendid Gallery of Old and New Masters, a real must-see for all art-lovers, with more than 100 000 works of art. After this cultural feast, we will pass the Schwerin Theater built in the 18th century. Pass the Main Market Square where you are going to also see the City Hall of Schwerin and end our tour at the Schwerin Cathedral, formerly a Roman Catholic cathedral as old as the city itself, built in the 13th century, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint John. During Medieval times, the cathedral was famous across Europe as a place of pilgrimage due to a reliquary that reputedly held a drop of Christ's blood.Duration: 2 hours